Another large turnout with plenty of duck-eggs on view and it is more in hope than optimism that we side with Shares to come good at the expense of Bright Eagle and Blue Symphony. Gerard Butler¿s three-year-old showed improved form when fitted with a tongue-strap at Carlisle, keeping on well up the hill to be third to Bond Millennium. He was not stopping and the extra two furlongs will come in handy. Surprisingly, being a son of Turtle Island, that career-best performance came on fast ground, while he had flopped badly in testing conditions earlier, so the ground here should not be a problem. Blue Symphony bids to make up for a costly defeat at Leicester where he was sent off favourite on the back of a promising second to Bally Hall at Brighton the time before. There were no real excuses for that poor effort and in any case the Butler stable should have a line on him through their winner at the Sussex track. Bright Eagle appears to be crying out for the trip after his running on second here last time, and if his tendency to hang left can be corrected, he too can play a part in proceedings. For the winner though, we return to Shares.